On October 27, from a meeting with Renata Lis, author of the book entitled “My Beloved and Me” began the day dedicated to solidarity with LGBTQ+ people. Moreover, on the third floor, students organized a cafe where they could buy cookies and take part in a raffle. The proceeds were donated to the organizations “Miłość nie wyklucza” and “Lambda Warszawa”. The whole thing was supervised by Olga Masiuk and Natalia Kowalska.
Renata Lis talked about her thirty-year experience of being in a relationship with a person of the same sex: about going through difficulties related to the lack of legal regulations for such relationships and about emancipation to live in harmony with oneself. The writer concluded that it does not matter what word we use to describe ourselves, and that in her opinion she does not fit into any conceptual box, although she admitted that as young people we need to define our identity and that she prefers to live in the world of named things. When asked about the model of a friendly school, she pointed out the need to create a school where no one will feel stigmatized. She also emphasized that her book is a voice for social acceptance of a good life for each of us, and for the possibility of sharing a private story by every person.
(text: Beata Ciacek; photos: Beata Ciacek)